Sports and active nutrition brand Fast&Up has announced the signing with long-distance runner Govindan Lakshmanan.
“It’s just been three months since I started using Fast&Up and I can see a lot of difference in the way I run and feel. Nutrition plays a very important role for any athlete. Good nutrition helps in avoiding injuries, improving performance and also helps in good recovery. Even a normal person should have good nutrition. As a long-distance runner we put in 150 kms of running a week and it is very important we take supplements along with normal healthy food,” said Lakshmanan.
“We hope to help Lakshmanan achieve his dream of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games by increasing his performance through Fast&Up. He is among the best long-distance runners in the Asia and we are immensely proud to be associated with the athlete,” added an excited Fast&Up CEO Vijayaraghavan Venugopal.
Fast&Up is in partnership with over 100 Indian athletes, include Indian cricketer Mayank Agarwal, India’s highest ranked table tennis player Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and footballer Iain Hume.
The Tamil Nadu born athlete had first made headlines by winning the 5,000 metre and 10,000 metre gold medals at the 2017 Asian Championship in Odisha.
In the 2015 Wuhan Asian Championship, the long-distance runner won the bronze in the 5,000 metres with a time of 13.36.62 and silver in the 10,000 metres with a time of 29.42.81. During the 18th Asian Games 2018, Lakshmanan was unfortunate to have missed a medal. He won the bronze medal in the 10,000 metre race but was disqualified due to a minor infringement when his foot touched the inside lane.